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Bossier, Bryan L.: Bryan L. Bossier Postcard Collection, approximately 1880s-1920s

This collection of approximately 1,500 postcards, a gift from Bryan L. Bossier, consists of printed and photographic postcards related to twentieth century social history. Subjects include: suffragettes and the women’s right to vote movement, American evangelism, the Ku Klux Klan, early road building, temperance and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, boxing, and Christmas.

Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.).: Century of Progress Exposition brochures and postcards, 1909-1933

Five printed exhibition brochures and six postcards from the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, together with a 1909 postcard showing Madison St. from LaSalle St. One brochure highlights Italian progress under Mussolini, and the remainder of the brochures and postcards are from railroad and related companies including the Burlington, Union Pacific, Baltimore and Ohio, Chicago and NorthWestern, London Midland & Scottish, and Clark Autotram.

Curt Teich & Co.: Curt Teich Co. Records, 1898-2002, bulk 1900-1978

The Curt Teich Company was founded by Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), who immigrated to the United States from Lobenstein, Germany in 1896. The core collection consists of over 360,000 images, from 1898 to 1978, relating to more than 10,000 towns and cities primarily in the United States and Canada, and more than 115 other foreign countries. Original production materials exist for about 110,000 postcards, dating from 1926 to approximately 1960, including photographic prints and negatives; letters; pencil and watercolor sketches; other layout materials; and physical remnants such as wallpaper, flooring and textiles, which had been sent to the Teich Company to serve as color and pattern samples. The company records include order files, some financial information, and promotional materials. The artifacts include printing chases, lithographers' stones, and other realia relating to the production and promotion of postcards.

Detroit Publishing Co.: Detroit Publishing Co. Postcard Collection, approximately 1890s-1930s

The Detroit Publishing Company was a prolific publisher of postcards and photographic prints from the late 1890s to the early 1920s. A gift from John I. Monroe, this collection of approximately 16,000 postcards is a rich resource for views of North American cities and towns, landscapes, and national parks. The collection also includes views of many foreign countries.

Dexter Press.: Dexter Press, Inc. Records, 1934-approximately 1992

Dexter Press Inc. founder Thomas A. Dexter began printing postcards in 1934 in New York and New Jersey. The collection, donated by Tommie Dexter Reardon, daughter of the founder of the company, includes job printing files; black and white, linen finish, and chrome postcards; and a box of black and white photographs used to make the black and white postcards. A later addition includes photographs and negatives, postcard samples, framed photographs, 3-D postcards, and other assorted postcards. Rounding out the collection are photographs of the interior and exterior of the Dexter Press offices, and a scrapbook with articles, photographs, and brochures from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Dunwoody, James: James Dunwoody Collection of Travel Postcards, ca. 1900-1982

Collection of domestic and international postcards and a small amount of other ephemera including trade cards, greeting cards, and viewbooks.

Ellis, Richard D.: Robert D. Ellis Papers, 1947-2004

Correspondence, business records, photograph lists, sales figures, expense accounts, and personal journals kept by Robert D. Ellis, who was a travelling photographer for Curt Teich & Co. from September 1956 through the early 1970s. His company was called Ellis-Sawyer (partner was Dick Sawyer) and they took many photographs of the American West for the company.

Field, William O.: William O. Field Postcard Collection, approximately 1895-1950s

A personal collection of Dr. William O. Field and his father, it consists of approximately 7,000 postcards documenting Europe and America from around 1895 to the 1950s. Strengths include steamships, railroads, travel related images, pre-World War I European politics, and views of European cities in the early twentieth century. One of the five original postcard albums in the collection was copied and the copies were made into a volume; it documents the European "Grand Tour" of Dr. Field's parents between 1899 and 1902.

Fort Sheridan (Ill.).: Fort Sheridan Postcard Collection, approximately 1914-1945

This collection contains over 500 postcards acquired from the former museum at the Fort Sheridan U.S. Army Post (1887-1993). These materials relate primarily to World Wars I and II. There are many Chicago Daily News Postals printed of European locations during World War I, as well as views of military life in several American installations, such as Camp Custer, Michigan. A small number of views related to topics such as medicine and the Red Cross are also part of this collection. Oversize box includes a box of photos and photo postcards, a photograph album, approximately 1918-1925, and a postcard album from around 1945 containing images of New Guinea, The Philippines, Australia, Baquio, and New Caledonia.

Geller, Laurence: Geller Collection of Hotel Postcards and Luggage Labels, 1900-1992

Collection of hotel postcards and hotel luggage labels primarily issued in North America, South America, and Europe between 1900 and 1992.

Hall, Louise D.: Louise Hall Postcard Collection, approximately 1900-1930

Over 600 postcards donated by Louise D. Hall. They cover a variety of subjects, including holidays, romantic couples, portraits, children, and countries.

Harzig, Christiane: Christiane Harzig collection of Chicago postcards, ca. 1900-1910s

190 tinted photo postcards, mostly blank, of Chicago scenes and buildings, including the Newberry Library, parks, amusement parks, Chicago Loop buildings, Michigan Avenue residences, etc. Postcards were published by Chicago publishers Koelling & Klappenbach, V.O. Hammon, P. Schmidt, Franklin Card Co., Warren News Co., Schwartz and Co., International Postal Card Co., and others. Most were printed in Germany. Postcards with messages were mailed from Chicago by Wanda Ludyuska, and mainly addressed to the Wenck family of Berlin, Germany.

High, John, 1921-2006: John High Collection, approximately 1890s-1910s

This collection is a gift from New York actor John High, and consists of pre-World War I postcards, including a premier collection of woven silks and Stevengraphs. Other categories in this collection include Alphonse Mucha, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, jigsaw puzzles, “hold-to-lights” and copper windows, the four seasons, twelve months of the year, and crosswords.

Juvinall, Rich: Rich Juvinall Amusement Park Postcard Collection, approximately 1900-2014

Postcards of amusement and theme parks, mostly of North America. Non-amusement park postcards (1 volume and 8 boxes) are related to Chicago, Comics, Route 34, Topical, and Miscellaneous. Collection includes two slide shows with scripts created by Juvinall to showcase Amusement park postcards.

Lauder, Leonard A.: Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Raphael Tuck & Sons Postcards, approximately 1903-1959

This collection, a gift of Leonard A. Lauder, consists of more than 35,500 Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards, mainly the Oilette series. The Tuck Company began operating in England in 1866, and started printing picture postcards in 1894. Oilette postcards, introduced in 1903, were the work of many different artists employed by the company and encompassed a great variety of subject matter, including country and farm scenes, landscapes, and churches. Tuck described Oilettes as “veritable miniature oil paintings.” Postcards are undated; however, the Tuck Company went out of business in 1959, so the dates for the collection are approximate.

Powell, James R.: James R. Powell Route 66 Postcard Collection, 1926-1960s

This collection consists of 4,000 printed and real photograph postcards of the eight states Route 66 runs through, mainly dating from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. The images document the highway, tourist attractions, and roadside architecture such as motels, service stations, restaurants, and diners.

Schmalgemeier, Grant B., 1921-1992 : Grant B. Schmalgemeier Century of Progress Postcard Collection, 1933-1934

This collection was a gift from Chicago postcard collector, Grant B. Schmalgemeier. It consists of 3,000 postcards of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair. The collection provides a comprehensive look at the fair, and includes postcards of the rides and attractions.

Tassin, Pepe: Newberry Library Postcard Collection, 1898-1945

Collection of postcards with images of the Newberry Library, most mailed with messages to addressees, dating mainly from 1898-1915. Several copies of a later postcard with postmarks dating from 1939 to 1945, shows the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, the Harper Memorial Library, and the Chicago Public Library.

Teich family: Teich Family Papers, 1823-1994

Teich Family Papers include photographs, letters, travel and personal documents, and information about the Teich ancestral town, Lobenstein, Germany. A large portion of this collection is family photographs.

V.O. Hammon Publishing Co.: V.O. Hammon Company Postcard Collection, approximately 1900-1920s

This collection is a nearly complete archive of the V.O. Hammon Company, postcard publishers with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, which operated from about 1904 to 1923. Donated by Chicago’s Windy City Postcard Club and previously owned by Grant Schmalgemeier, the collection consists of more than 5,000 view and advertising postcards of Midwestern towns and cities.